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in the future. i believe africa is an emerging continent with an emerging middle class, and holds great economic significance of the 21st century. china discovered that quite a few years ago, and the question now is what we do as a nation to compete on the continent of africa, and i know there's discussion here about particulars, and i thank you, mr. chairman, for bringing us together. .. count on their support and regional and international forums. third, increasing significantly chinese exports to africa and last, ending taiwan's's official diplomatic presence in africa and replacing it with recognition and iran are and other minerals. there's a lot of confusion surrounding china's investment in africa in terms of the numbers and in terms of the definition. suffice it to say it is probably somewhere in the vicinity of almost $40 billion. it's possible that today china is investing more in africa than any other single country. large chinese loans often with concessionary terms are what are grabbing a lot of the headlines about china, africa interaction. in the case of angola china signed about
better. for the time being, china poses no security threat to the united states in africa and probably will not do so for at least the next five years. other emerging powers are also playing a great role in africa and attention needs to be given to them. there's been the return of russia, india is becoming a significant competitor of china on the continent. brazil, iran, turkey, saudi arabia, united arab emirates, vietnam, thailand, indonesia, malaysia, singapore and cuba are all returning or engaging in the first time in a major way. areas for cooperation with china include in the health sector particularly anti-malarial programs, also neglected tropical diseases, the agricultural sector and u.n. peace keeping operations. .. there is a very large research rich country emerging from a period of intense conflict in the country decided to focus on development. we need to modernize our infrastructure and developer ports. soon they had a visit from a wealthy asian country that had become the major can humor of their oil. the countryside, we'll make you a bargain. we'll give yo
spanish). >> in certain places in africa this instrumentality existed. >> (speaking spanish). >> and the percussionist will play with their hands and their feet. >> (speaking spanish). >> with the african slave trade he used to be in the ports. this type of boxes. >> (speaking spanish). >> so they were sit over these big boxes and play over them. >> (speaking spanish). >> but for the blacks these type of instruments were not allowed to be played because they were too loud and for the church they will provoke movement that was not appropriate. >> (speaking spanish). >> they could also work as a form of communication with the drumming patterns. >> (speaking spanish). >> this was what was going on in africa. >> (speaking spanish). >> and from some of the sounds they used to play that we almost lost all of them we still have some that he remembers. >> (speaking spanish). >> for instance -- >> (speaking spanish). >> this means "attention be alert. something is going to happen". >> (speaking spanish). >> wake up. wake up. >> wake up, wake up. (speaking spanish). >> and this ar
americans. let me start by asking who contacted you from south africa and what symptoms were these persons been afflicted with? >> thank you for having me on your show. i was contacted by a union official who was working with in my capacity. we had brought him to study environmental protection policy. he approached me and told me that a u.s. multinational corporation was involved in the poisoning of a small community in south africa with a toxin, a very toxic elements. the symptoms are severe. with in the first six months, the male minors become impotent. their tongues turn a bright green, sometimes black. mostly green. in the final stages they believe from every orifice of their body. their eyes and ears. they defecate blood. this is a toxic substance. tavis: they told you about what was happening. did you take a trip to south africa? how did you get evidence? >> i took this information to my superiors. this one supervisor told me to shut up and the not concern myself with these issues and decorate my office. when i refused, i was the epa representative which is a white house initiative a
on trade legislation that some hope will counter china's economic influence in africa. coming up, a look at china's role in africa. and the senate gavels in at 10 eastern, and they'll work on transportation and infrastructure spending. live senate coverage on c-span2. >> i want you all to know, those of you who wanted me to run so badly and those of you who were so terribly disappointed, that i'm doing the right thing. >> i believe that 1984 finds the united states in the strongest position in years to establish a constructive and realistic working relationship with the soviet union. >> with every program since 1987, the c-span video library is the definitive source for online public affairs. and now you can download and listen to mp3 audio for every available c-span program. just 99 cents each. take c-span with you on your i iphone, android or any portable twice. listen to what you want, when you want where you want. >> it was reported last week that china's state-run bank will loan african companies $1 billion. next, a senate panel looks at china's growing role in africa. witnesses inc
festivals, but i am not doing stadiums yet. i do some stadiums and other parts of the world, like africa or south america and those things. so they are the things to be accomplished, the big albums, the great songs i think i have. tavis: i want to keep up with you. when you say there are still great songs inside of you, but i think i have ever asked this question before, and i have talked to some great songwriters. i want to ask this question -- does a song writer ever lose his or her mojo? there are many great songwriters, yourself included, who have their moment when all of the stuff that they write is a chart topping. i do not want to believe that because your stuff is not chart- topping that you cannot write great music, but i want to know whether a songwriter it loses his or her mojo. is there anything there? >> i don't think a songwriter should lose their mojo. in my situation, i am one of those artists that lasts over a longer period, rather than have your moment and your moment is gone. i am one of those over re period period of time. tavis: let me ask this another way. i accept
. switching to politics in south africa. the controversial leader has been given a five-year suspension after being guilty of creating divisions in the party ranks. he is not without his supporters in south africa's disaffected youth. he says he will appeal the decision. >> to his supporters, he is a brash populist, he speaks up for the poor. for the ruling party, rick perry -- julius malema has become an embarrassment and a serious threat. he is steering away for investor and he turned to his former ally. -- he is steering away investors and he turned on his former ally. he was charged with threatening the president and neighboring botswana. >> he is guilty of a very serious charges and has damaged the integrity of our party and our country's reputation. his membership is suspended for five years. >> julius malema would like to appeal this verdict but as things stand, one of africa's most divisive politicians has just been thrown. what is the concern is how his supporters will react. when this disciplinary process started, members of the anc youth league ran right over the headquarters. but
around the world are in south africa, searching for common ground on a deal to cut carbon emissions. >>> welcome to "newsline," i'm michio kijima in tokyo. government representatives from different corners of the planet are in south africa right now. they're trying to confront a common enemy -- global climate change. but first, they must confront their differences over international rules to cut greenhouse gas emissions. the u.n. conference on climate change is looking at what happens after the kyoto protocol expires. nhk world's susumu kajima is covering this for us in durban. >> reporter: the conference just kicked off. delegates have gathered here in durban for two weeks of negotiations. developed nations except the united states have binding targets between 2008-2012 for their c.o. 2 emissions. the problem is, there's no agreement on what to do after that. the host, south africas, are urging delegates to find common ground. >> for most people in the developing world and africa, climate change is a matter of life and death. given the urgency, parties, states, should strive to fin
accused in a betting case. reporting restrictions were only lifted today. in east africa it has been three months since a famine was declared in several parts of somalia. millions are still in need of assistance. tens of thousands of somalis have crossed into neighboring ethiopia. they now face a new challenge with the arrival of rain. he was in ethiopia as the emergency erupted. >> base still cross the border from somalia. they brace for a bigger influx into india once again. r. brown 300 refugees pass through the reception center at the border. >> the rains did give us some hope. we were very hungry. instead of staying, we decided to flee. it is conservatively estimated that 800 people, mostly children, have died in the last four months. for these children, at least as temporary school provides a new start. the rains would be a blessing, if beck could help the recovery, they would also be a curse at this stage of the emergency. now they are seeing a rise in cost. >> it is raining every day. the people in the camp believe in a precarious predictions. there is a concern that the children t
that same question in afghanistan or pakistan or africa 90% of ands come up and i think the as great tragedy we've lost that oral tradition and a rich tradition about folklore and heritage and faith and heritage. to honor that today i'd like to share with you a little story. it's a hard cover book that came out in march of 2006. anybody have a hard cover. wave it up here. you might not want it after i say this. i got to pick the title. three cups of tea but viking told me they would pick the subtitle and they picked one man mission to fight terrorism one school at a time. i objected because obviously there's- ways to fight tear riz m with education but i said i do this to promote peace and i started 8 years before 911 and this is about promoting peace through education. i've worked afghanistan and pakistan many years and i said we need to have a tribal council. i went to manhattan in the fall of 2005 and the big boss of the whole group, nancy shepherd and carlin coburn in publicity. we met in a little room and i stated my case and they said, this is your first book so you need to listen to a
to a standstill. there's a risk of a new recession unless determined action is taken. >> south africa's governing anc finds youth leader julius malema guilty for division within the party. welcome to "bbc world news." i am david eads. another is earthquake in turkey has killed at least seven people. an american surfer has tackled a wall of water. thank very much for joining us. the forecast for growth across the euro zone countries has been revised dramatically downward by the european commission. previous projections of average to it -- of average growth for next year was 1.8%. now they're looking at 0.5%. the uncertainty in italy, the rise of bond yields to 7% has intensified fears that the country may soon day unable to meet its debt repayment. that is something cuts could further triggered the crisis of confidence. the expressions of concern have been made by the european commissioner. we will have more from him in a moment. also, christine lagarde, a managing director of the imf. she is in beijing at the moment. she has been living out her concerns for the euro zone. >> political calamity. i
on china's role in africa incoming its investments in health care and infrastructure. subcommittee chairman, senator chris coons, says that china is, quote, "winning the battle of the hearts and minds." this is a little more than an hour. [inaudible conversations] >> i'm pleased to convene today's hearing of the african affairs subcommittee and honored to be joinedded by the ranking committee member and the minority member of the full committee, senator lugar. thank you, both, for joining me today. i want to thank our distinguished witnesses, david shin, and former ambassador to ethiopia, professor at american university and senior fellow at the international food policy research institute and mr. steven hayes, president and ceo on the -- a look at the expanding role of the continent and how it affects american interests. the u.s. is not just seating its potential economic leadership to commie that, but seeding moral leadership there as well. we'll discuss whether china's expanded reach should serve as a wakeup call for enhanced u.s. trade and investment and whether china's growing influenc
. being an african i am more concerned about issue in africa. politically or economically, in general, in 2007 africa still find it hard to work through developmental. according to, what are major issues that impede african countries, sub-saharan countries? thank you. spent the most important in my mind, thing for africa is that the aid given to africa, which is normal and needed, because africa is the poorest part of the various areas of this world. but that aid can be more dangerous than it can be useful. if those who receive it are not masters of the way in which it is being distributed, we have seen periods where ted was channeled through the heads of state in african country. and these heads of state themselves had been secretly brought to power by outside powers who were happy to have their persons with whom they can have good bargains for themselves. now, more than ever the african youth, fortunately, understands that it has to get rid of presidents that are not really concerned with the well being of the people, but more concerned with their own power and their own wealth. tha
republic of congo in central africa holds elections on monday in what could be a turning point for a people to separate decades of war and have seen millions die. at least 19,000 candidates are contesting the elections. there has been violence close at hand. >> excitement and trouble. it is election time in one of africa's most chaotic countries. no one is expecting a smooth ride. on the throne, one of the 11 presidential hopefuls. loyalties are dangerously ferocious, so is the desire for change. >> they do not care about the population. there are no jobs, no water, no electricity. >> not much peace, either, here in the east. this is a town where the bicycles are wouldn't and peacekeepers cannot be everywhere. rival armed groups battle for power. the incumbent president has all the usual advantages and may seek another victory, but it could be close and tense. >> these elections could be a step forward for a country that squandered its potential for decades. there is also a danger they could trigger more instability in a region that is still plagued by violence. >> my fear is that all this
are fermented and then dried. >> where is most of this from? >> most of the cocoa comes from west africa. although this is the original product of the americas. cocoa originated in southern mexico and northern south america and it was brought over. >> hence mole in the mexican diet. >> correct. it needs shade, rain, want -- warmth, so it primarily grows in west africa, little did in south america, and in indonesia. >> are the growers very involved in working conditions in africa? >> absolutely. >> you yourself have said people over to monitor those conditions. >> the interesting thing is that our industry does not own any farms particularly in africa but we do buy the bulk of the beans. the interesting thing is that when you plant the tree, it takes five years to produce this. >> that is very common with a lot of fruit trees. they don't bear fruit for at least five years. >> that's correct, then they will bear fruit year after year after year. then they will do this for 60, 70 years. it is amazing if you see that you get those beans from a bar of chocolate, there is like 20 steps. it tak
killed. south africa's ruling anc suspended hotbed youth leader for five years. what is next move is. it is midday in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington, and 1:00 in the afternoon in brussels, where the european union economy commissioner has just thrown a verbal grenade into what's already a pretty explosive economic crisis. olli rehn says growth in the eu has stalled. the latest forecast, powerhouse germany, suggesting growth of 1% next year. add to that the still unresolved political crises in greece and italy and you can see were commissioner rehn is coming from. >> as the eurozone is enveloped by a storm of uncertainty, there's intense debate about the way forward. the prime minister of italy stepped down, as promised. how much longer will it take greece to form a new government? the international monetary fund is seeking clarity. >> political clarity is much needed in greece. it is much needed in italy. there are clearly some rumors, allegations, trepidation, expectations. no one really understands who is going to come out as the leader and winner. i think that confusion is conduc
orphans. after visiting south africa in the late 199 07s. he became the legal guardian of two children he met there, everest ansiya. they given pledge the movement started by warren buffett with bill and melinda gates in 2010. theodore josep forstmann was born on february 14,th 1940. he was one of four children growing up in green witch connecticut. he helped put himself through columbia university l school by earning money in hh stakes bridge games. he started forstmannittle and compy with hisounger brother nicholas a brian little a business banker. they used bank funds and its own funds for acquisitions rather than relying on public debt markets. he famously called invtors financing their bids with high field high risk junk bonds barbarians at the gate. in 2008 he predicted the current problem financial system by saying you shouldn't loan money when it cannot be paid back. forstmann's curiousity about the world and the quest to improve it inspired the creation of the annual forstmann conference in aspen. he began it in the mid 1990's. forstmann is survived by his two sons he rest and si
africa. we have seen what may have well been the first arab revolution for democracy, then the second and the third. in him and people are demanding a transition to democracy they deserve to see delivered. syrians are refusing to relent until they can decide their own future. i want to single out someone who is here with us tonight. when our ambassador to syria was mobbed, salted, and threatened just for meeting with peaceful protesters, he put his personal safety on the line to let the syrian people know that america stands with them. he said he was inspired by his bravery. as he drove into a city under assault by the regime. the people of that city covered his car with flowers. please join me by giving a warm welcome to ambassador robert ford. [applause] thank you robert and allison for your dedicated service to our country. i have met people lifted by the sense that their teachers actually do belong to them. in my travels in the region i have heard purpose and new- found pride i have also heard questions. i have heard skepticism about the americans' motives and a commitment. people
this evening. and what each year 2011 has been for freedom in the middle east and north africa. we have seen what may well have been the first arab revolution for democracy, then the second and third, and in yemen, people are demanding a transition to democracy that they alert to -- deserve to see delivered, and syrians are refusing to relent until they can choose to decide their own future. throughout the arab world this year, people have given each other courage. old fears have melted away and men and women have begun making their demands in broad daylight. they have given many of our diplomats courage, too, and i want to single out someone who is here with us tonight. when our ambassador to syria was mobbed, assaulted, and threatened just for meeting with peaceful protesters, he put his personal safety on the line to let the syrian people know that america stands with them. and he said he was inspired by their bravery. and as he drove into hama, a city under assault by a saeb's regime, the people of that city covered his car with flowers. please join me with giving our own warm welcome to
lincoln contemporaries. come be created outside of johannesburg are gandhi was in south africa for 20 years as we know. that center was named tolstoy farm by him. when the russians died in november 1910, gandhi's wonderful obituary and external in south africa, indian opinion was entitled vote, the late lamented tolstoy agree. before tolstoy status, and only two years after his comments on lincoln, the russians where to gandhi about the passive resistance that gandhi had discussed and has significant 1909 text about the passive resistance that gandhi had discussed and has significant 1909 text tolstoy wrote in a letter that passive resistance as discussed by gandhi was of the greatest importance only for india, but for the whole of humanity. just before he would die, and the last one letter that he wrote, tolstoy wrote again to gandhi said that vicente agra, the nonviolence in this south of south africa provided most weighty practical proof of what he and gandhi together believed. your work in transvaal, which seems to be far away from the center of our world is yet the most fundament
, gandhi was in south africa for many years, that center was named tolstoy farm by him. with the russian died in 1910 gandhi's wonderful obituary in his journal in south africa, indian opinion was entitled, quote, the late lamented tolstoy the greek. before tolstoy's death and only two years after his comments on lincoln russian wrote to sue lynch -- gandhi about the passive resistance that he discussed in his significant 1909 text, indian home rule. tolstoy wrote in that, passive resistance as discussed by gandhi was of the greatest importance not only for india but the whole of humanity. just before he would die, in the last long letter that he wrote, tolstoy wrote again to gandhi and said that the non-violent resistance in south africa supplied most practical proof of what he and edolphus towns told -- what gandhi believed. your work which seems to be far away from the center of our world is yet the most fundamental and important to us. since i am speaking about my grandfather you should know what he said about his grandfather, lincoln. in these are gandhi's words written in south afr
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of africa, on its east coast, 500,000 hungry refugees from somalia fled this year into neighboring kenya. now, because of fighting there, they are escaping into ethiopia, where fred de sam lazaro found some of them earlier this month. here is his report on the disaster that refuses to go away and some people in minnesota trying to help. fred begins in east africa. >> it's here at the ethiopia- somali border that some 400 refugees arrive every single day, most of them women and children, most of them fleeing not just famine, but fighting. so far this year, 135,000 mostly women and children have registered here in this harsh but promised land for refugees. they have suffered for months and walked for days to get here. there's food and some basic medical care, just barely enough. >> i think it's important to point out that the emergency's not over. it's ongoing. we continue to see people coming and these people are living here in camps and they are in great need of humanitarian assistance. >> for humanitarian agencies, the challenge is to sustain the supply pipeline and keep the attention i
department has been getting into the media business, running its own news service in place like north africa. how appropriate do you think that is because this is the state department, and how to you plan to coordinate with this to make sure there isn't overlap or conflicting messaging in some way? >> guest: you know, i'm so new to this job, i don't know too much about that, and so i'm going to, i'm going to have to look into it. i do know that, you know, our colleagues in uniform have a very effective public diplomacy effort that they make in various countries, and i wish them well. but i can't really answer your question until i know more about it. >> host: david ensor, let's go back to the arab uprising this past year. what was voa's activities or continued activities in libya and with the events occurring regularly in syria as well, is voa active in those two arenas? >> guest: well, here's where i have to explain. voa broadcasts in 44 languages and reaches people in 60 countries, about 133 million at last count. but we don't broadcast in arabic anymore. our sister network, the middle eas
. you have to find your place on that continuum. on the one hand, voa's enormously effective in africa, the continent of africa, and if we had a bit more money, we'd want to spend it to build that audience further, and we may be able to do that, and i'm hoping we can in the coming years. there's a real hunger for what we offer in africa, and an important audience, and for example, in the horn of africa where there's a drought and people are starving, we are doing innovative broadcasting to those refugees to say where there's water and shelter, where you're going to be safe, so on the one hand, if we might say that a key audience is africa because we can reach so many more people there if we try to build the service, and we'd like to do that. on the other hand, there's key countries. we talked about china, iran, north korea, pakistan -- these are countries that it is in the u.s. national security interest to be able to reach the audiences of, and i think those are absolutely critical, and that we should make every possible effort to reach more people in countries like those. >> host: fi
energy over northern africa. the project's delegates have been discussing the challenges that lie ahead. >> the dream is to harness solar and wind energy in africa's deserts' to help feed europe and africa is going energy demands. the first solar power plant goes up in morocco next year and produces as much energy as a small nuclear plant. the consortium includes german companies. they want to stick to their timetable, despite the political unrest in the arab world. >> it will be very important that the people see the prospectus. they see the renewable energy from the desert globally helps them to create jobs, renewable energy and to create a better economic basis for their development. >> morocco is the first step to be followed by expand into tunisia and algeria. in 2020, they hope to expand to libya, egypt, turkey, saudi arabia. >> morocco is making good progress. the first power plant is expected to be done next year. it attempts to move away from nuclear energy. >> we will stay in the region. >> syria has accepted a proposal by the arab league to end its month-long violence of the
from science that all of humanity originates in africa. how does that influence the education programs or presentation here at moad? >> obviously, being able to attenuate that, and there is a sign at the door that says, "when did you know that you were african?" our point is that we share a common dna, and it connects us on a number of different levels. this institution is an institution available to everyone, a resourced for everyone. >> you have both permanent and temporary exhibitions, right? >> we do. our temporary exhibition program is one that we are restructuring. i have been here now for about a year and a few months, and as a former curator, i'm very interested in this aspect of developing the visual arts program. part of what we are looking at is using the four core seems that define our program -- origins, migration and movement, transformation, an adaptation -- as a framework for our thinking about the kinds of exhibits we present. >> we want everybody to come and see the permanent exhibition. there might be a special opportunity to visit with the current show that you curr
africa, came into being when freed slave from the u.s. settled there in 1822. but that hopeful beginning dissolved in a horrific 14-year civil war, leaving the country and its health care system in ruins. only 60 doctors remained and not a single pediatrician among them. this is where two young american doctors come in. it was a dream of gridiron glory for phil, a 1997 michigan wolverines were national champions. on that field, number 46. andy secler. a classic american story. small town boy makes it big. andy had overcome plenty to get there. his father left when he was small. his mother and he often struggled to make ends meet. >> she's like the savior of my life or the shining star for me. >> number one in his high school class, at 18 he walked on to the university of michigan football team. the following year, they won that national championship. but andy secler, now dr. andy secler, made a decision, to live a life of less glamour and more grit. >> this is the e.r. pharmacy. >> reporter: he has chosen to come halfway around the world to this struggling hospital in liberia. a 14-year
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